STATESBORO, Ga (WSAV) – Georgia Southern defensive tackle Gavin Adcock is no longer a member of the Eagles football team.
In a statement given to WSAV, Adcock said the decision to separate was mutual.
“It was very civil and ended in a much more positive way than people would expect,” Adcock told WSAV.
Adcock starred in Georgia Southern’s 27-24 loss to the Troy Trojans after serving a one-game suspension, which was issued due to a video of him riding a bus and drinking a beer before the Eagles’ loss against Louisiana.
Ahead of the Troy match, Adcock posted a message on his Snapchat account announcing his return from suspension and making a suggestive pun on his last name.
According to Adcock, someone took a screenshot of the message and sent it to the Georgia Southern athletic department.
“I had a meeting [Sunday] and told them how I felt and they did the same and we decided it was our best intentions to separate from each other, ”Adcock said.
Adcock also said people in the sports department told him he should stop posting on social media and avoid promoting his music when he was on the team. It is not clear whether the request came from coaches, administrators, or a combination of the two.
“Football has been a great life experience for me, but I don’t go to the NFL and that was never the plan,” Adcock said. “As my college days come to an end, I have to do what’s best to pay the bills for me in the future. “
“What I will miss the most is the connection I shared with my teammates on a daily basis.”
The Eagles are currently 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Sun Belt with a road game against South Alabama coming up on Thursday.
Georgia Southern head coach Kevin Whitley will address the media at 1:30 p.m. Monday during his weekly press conference.